Principles of Social Media Group 1

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  • PLATO System

    PLATO System
    This was developed at the University of Illinois and was a generalized computer-assisted instruction system. It had early forms of social media with notes, PLATO's message forum, TERM-talk, instant messaging, and was the first online chat room. By the 1970s, it had several thousand terminals worldwide and offered coursework from elementary through university.
  • Bulletin Board System

    Bulletin Board System
    This is a computer server running software allowing people to connect to using a terminal program. People can upload and download software and data, news, and message each other.
  • First Smartphone

    First Smartphone
    IBM unveiled the first smartphone. It was then released in 1994 and it was called the Simon Personal Communicator, it had a touch screen and the ability to send and receive emails and faxes. Two years later it hit the market and the price was $1,100 each. After 6 months, over 50,000 smartphones were sold.
  • SixDegrees

    SixDegrees was one of the first social media sites that you could set up a profile, list of connections, and send messages. It was bought out for $125 million, and stopped in 2000, but made a comeback.
  • Hot or Not

    Hot or Not
    This site invited people to submit photos so other people can rate their attractiveness. There is a rumor that it influenced the creators of Facebook and caused a lot of insecurities. It was sold off a few times and the owners tried to turn it into a game in 2014.
  • Myspace

    Myspace is an online social networking site, where its users can create and post content such as photos, share music/interests, and blog. It was also the largest social networking site in the world from 2005-2008. t has been purchased and sold numerous times by several different companies.
  • Steam

    Steam is a gaming network and digital distribution service from Valve. It was launched originally to provide automatic updates to Valve games but has now grown to include games from third-party sellers and most recently they have partnered with gaming giant Electronic Arts or EA, the developer who makes Battlefield, FIFA, and Madden games.
  • LinkedIn

    Linkedin is like the Facebook of social networking and is used primarily by businesses, companies, and individuals looking to network themselves and possibly find new jobs. Reid Hoffman. Ryan Roslansky became CEO in June 2020
  • Youtube

    Youtube is an online-sharing, video platform where users can share, view, and upload different types of videos.
    Created in 2005, but Google bought it in 2006. A recent shutdown worth noting took place on November 11, 2020, just this past year. However, it was up and running again within an hour.
  • Reddit

    Users can post videos, links, photos or texts posts to message boards called “Subreddits”. These subreddits can be about basically anything politics, sports, video games, and almost anything else you can think of. As of October 2020 Reddit was the 17th most visited website in the world.
  • Twitter

    Twitter is a microblogging social networking sight, that launched publicly in July 2006. Twitter was the first to use hashtags, which is a major part of most social media today. Twitter feeds contain photos, videos and tweets of accounts you are following, or accounts Twitter thinks you are interested in.
  • Tumblr

    Tumblr is a blogging and social media tool that allows users to publish a "tumblelog", or short blog posts. Tumblr's major differentiator is the free-form nature of the site and the ability of users to heavily customize their own pages.
  • DailyBooth

    Dailybooth was a photo blogging website, much like the popular Instagram we have today. Users could post pictures of themselves or their interests and caption them. Their followers would then see this photo and could comment on it. Shutdown on November 12, 2012.
  • Pinterest

    his is a photo sharing and visual bookmarking social media site or app that enables you to find new ideas for your projects and save them. So, you can do DIY tasks or home improvement projects, plan your travel agenda and so on by using Pinterest.
  • Twitch

    Twitch is a live streaming video service that is a subsidiary of Amazon. Twitch is mostly used for live streaming video games and esports but is used for anything from cooking, and arts and crafts, to people playing music, or just having a talk show on their account.
  • Ifunny

    iFunny is a 17+ mobile app that is used for people to share memes, funny pictures or videos. The website has been rapidly growing in popularity and has an estimated 10 million active monthly users.
  • Snapchat

    Snapchat is a messaging app that allows its users to send photos, or snaps, to friends and followers but only for a short duration. You can also post your story, which allows your friends to see a photo for 24 hours. You may also message someone directly on this app to talk to them.
  • Vine

    This was a social networking site that people made 6 or 7 second long videos on. These videos could also be shared on Facebook and Twitter. In 2015, Vine came out with Vine Kids, which was an app for kids ages 7 to 12 only. Vine shut down in 2016 for various reasons such as failure to meet market needs and competition.
  • Houseparty

    Houseparty is the face-to-face social network where you can connect with the people you care about most. The app makes connecting face to face effortless, alerting you when your friends are “in the house” and ready to chat so you can jump right into the conversation.
  • Yik Yak

    Yik Yak
    Yik Yak was a smartphone application that allowed users to start discussion threads called “Yaks”. These threads were shared with people in a 5-mile radius and users post anonymously. Yik Yak was very popular on college campuses in 2013-2014
  • Triller

    Triller is an American video-making and social-networking service. It allows users to automatically edit and synchronize their videos to background tracks using artificial intelligence that allows users to create professional-looking videos in a matter of seconds.
  • Yubo

    Yubo is a new social networking app that hopes to reinvent online friendships. They want to do this by creating an online environment that you can trust and is safe for everyone. Members of Yubo can create their own profile (with real names and photos) and like Facebook, add new friends and chat one-on-one or in groups. This is a Facebook alternative that you can use to live-stream video, and anyone can make comments, not just with friends.
  • Discord

    Discord is a social gaming platform where users can have voice chats, text messages, share some files and stuff completely free. You join a server and each server is set up with various text chats (general, memes, random, links, etc) and the same thing for voice chats. You can also link other accounts with it like Spotify, Steam, Twitch to see what your friends are doing at that time.
  • Tik Tok

    Tik Tok
    Tik Tok is a video sharing platform where users post everything from original comedy sketches to lip syncing popular songs and everything in between. Tik Toks most prominent feature is the “For You” page which is based off of a users liked and watched videos.
  • Parler

    Parler is a social media platform similar to Twitter that exploded in popularity in December 2020 and early January 2021. Parler is supposed to be the free speech and unbiased version of Twitter but has come under heavy scrutiny for its member's role in the DC protests on January 6th, 2021. Since then Parler has lost its server support and has basically been shut down.